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Sunday
Dec092012

Honoring Lloyd Shapley, 2012 Nobelist 

Hi everybody! 

Guess what? I am posting from Stockholm, Sweden, where I and other family members are guests of Lloyd S. Shapley. Tomorrow my uncle Lloyd will be presented with the "Nobel prize in economics" at the world-famous white-tie award ceremony by the King and Queen of Sweden. See below for real-time viewing.

I put "Nobel prize" in quotes because this prize is really The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences. But the association of the prize, first awarded in 1969, with the Nobel prizes, means that amateurs like me can call it the "Nobel in economics" in conversation (or this post) without causing offense (I hope). The Swedish government and Nobel officials have been terrific. A special treat of being a hanger-on here is the chance to meet other Laureates, their families and colleagues. This is a great scientific confab, among other things.

Real-time video of the award ceremony may be accessed from http://www.nobelprize.org/index.html

I would post more .. but must run off ...  to the offline world ... for just a bit!

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